Interior Design

Student Work Showcased in Virtual End-of-Year Shows 150 150 Villa Maria College

Student Work Showcased in Virtual End-of-Year Shows

One of the biggest losses of the Spring 2020 semester is the cancellation of all in-person end-of-year shows. These shows are annual opportunities for students to showcase the work they’ve created over the course of the academic year. For graduating seniors, these shows are the culmination of their college careers – their final chance to display what they have learned during their time at Villa.   Hosting these shows…

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Interior Design Program Celebrates 15th Aniversary, Student Awards. 150 150 Villa Maria College

Interior Design Program Celebrates 15th Aniversary, Student Awards.

 The Villa Maria College Interior Design program hosted a reception in honor of its annual Student Exhibition, which opened on February 28th.  This event marked a special milestone in the Interior Design program’s history, it’s 15th anniversary as a baccalaureate program, Villa Maria’s first such program.  A VIP reception with President Matthew Giordano, was held…

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Interior Design Alumna Named National Kitchen & Bath Association 30 Under 30 Class of 2020 150 150 Villa Maria College

Interior Design Alumna Named National Kitchen & Bath Association 30 Under 30 Class of 2020

Each year, The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) selects 30 exceptional young professionals to join its prestigious program. Among this year’s class is Jennifer Hutton, a 2011 graduate of Villa Maria’s interior design program. As a result, Hutton will travel to the 2020 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), which takes place in Las…

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Interior Design Students Win Both Awards at 2019 IIDA NY Gala 150 150 Villa Maria College

Interior Design Students Win Both Awards at 2019 IIDA NY Gala

Just before the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year, two interior design students added an additional award to their resumes. Angela Cerroni, ’22, and Briana Chriss, ’19, were awarded first and second place, respectively, in the Student Work category at the 2019 IIDA NY Gala.  All interior design students in Western New York were able…

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Interior Design Student Work Shines in 2019 Decorators’ Show House 150 150 Villa Maria College

Interior Design Student Work Shines in 2019 Decorators’ Show House

Last week, a group of 14 Villa Maria interior design students put the finishing touches on a project that’s been in the work for over a year. In October 2018, the team of 15 began the process of the designing a space in the 2019 Decorators’ Show House, a private residence that opens its doors…

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End of Year Happenings at Villa 150 150 Villa Maria College

End of Year Happenings at Villa

With so much to celebrate at the end of another academic year, it’s hard to keep track of all of the events that are taking place. Below is a list of some of those events, which take place both on and off-campus, showcasing the talented work of Villa’s students and faculty. April 4/11: Emerging Students…

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2019 Distinguished Interior Design Students of the Year Named 150 150 Villa Maria College

2019 Distinguished Interior Design Students of the Year Named

Villa’s interior design students spent the last weeks of January hustling to put the final touches on their designs that were displayed in the Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery throughout February. The exhibit displayed a mix of work created by sophomore, junior and senior students, who spent the first half of the semester conceptualizing…

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Assistant Professor Jesse Walp Named BN360 Spotlight Professional 150 150 Villa Maria College

Assistant Professor Jesse Walp Named BN360 Spotlight Professional

Jesse Walp (third from left) pictured with Art Dept. Chair Bob Grizanti, College President Dr. Matthew Giordano, Professor Judy Piskun, VP for Development Mary Robinson and Chair of the Board of Trustees Catherine Cooley. Photo credit: Buffalo News January 2019. BN360 has unveiled its 2019 Spotlight Professionals and Villa Maria College is pleased to announce that…

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Interior Design Students and Faculty Lend Their Talent to Ronald McDonald House by Decorating for the Holidays 150 150 Villa Maria College

Interior Design Students and Faculty Lend Their Talent to Ronald McDonald House by Decorating for the Holidays

Just before Thanksgiving, a group of students studying interior design at Villa spent some time volunteering at the local Ronald McDonald House. Located on West Ferry Street in Buffalo, the Ronald McDonald House aims to “keep families close” by providing lodging and emotional support for families of children receiving medical treatment in Buffalo.  Markisha Harris, ’21, was…

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California Closets Hosts Interior Design Students, Announces Scholarship Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

California Closets Hosts Interior Design Students, Announces Scholarship Competition

This month, a group of sophomore interior design students visited the Buffalo location of California Closets. During their outing, students learned more about the company’s 30-year history and how they work with their clients to design and install quality custom storage solutions for closets, bathrooms, garages and more. Nicole Sansano, a 2013 graduate of Villa’s interior design…

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